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Demand sees The Wiggles add more shows to NZ tour


Australian children’s band The Wiggles has announced six new concerts as part of their planned 2021 New Zealand tour – before general release tickets have even gone on sale.

The Wiggles announced the 2021 We’re All Fruit Salad Tour last week, with concerts planned from Invercargi­ll to Auckland.

The tour would kick off on March 19 in Invercargi­ll, before finishing on April 1 at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington.

Tickets are yet to go on general sale, but already further shows have been announced due to ‘‘phenomenal demand’’. Presales started yesterday.

Promoter Live Nation announced the additional six concerts would be added on to Invercargi­ll, Christchur­ch, Tauranga, Auckland, Napier and Palmerston North.

The tour would also visit Dunedin, Queenstown and Hamilton.

Founding member, Blue Wiggle Anthony Field, promised this tour would bring all the classics with some new songs, dances, drums, bagpipes and banjos.

Field would be joined by Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins, Purple Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie, Red Wiggle Simon Pryce, Captain Featherswo­rd, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and also Shirley Shawn the Unicorn.

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 1pm today.

The Wiggles last visited New Zealand in 2019, when tickets sold out so fast parents were outraged they had missed out. More shows were stacked on to the schedule, 14 performanc­es over aweek, each selling so fast some didn’t believe the tickets were even released.

Pre-sales tickets for the Spark Arena show in Auckland are priced from $50.

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